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The Duke Center for International Development lecturing fellow shared her papers, “Building institutional capacity for evidence and new methods of decision-making,” and “Merging Aid and Foreign Policy: Examining the Growth of Global Affairs Megabureaucracies.”

Rachel George

Rachel George, lecturing fellow at the Duke Center for International Development, served as a presenter during the 2023 International Studies Association annual convention, held March 15-18, in Montreal, Canada.

The convention, themed “Real Struggles, High Stakes: Cooperation, Contention, and Creativity,” brought together scholars, practitioners and policy experts who are interested in international, transnational and global affairs.

During “The Science of Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities for the Use of Evidence in US Foreign Policymaking” roundtable session, George discussed her research on building institutional capacity for evidence and new methods of decision-making.

In the “Lending a Helping Hand? The Nexus of Aid and Foreign Policy” panel session, George presented her work, “Merging Aid and Foreign Policy: Examining the Growth of Global Affairs Megabureaucracies.”

George’s research focuses on human rights, international law and governance, and the nexus between diplomacy, security and development. Her scholarship has been published in a range of outlets, including Foreign Policy, Human Rights Review, the International Journal of Law and Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, and as chapters in “The Routledge History of Human Rights” and “The Arab Gulf States and the West: Perception and Realities – Opportunities and Perils.”

George, who is a researcher with the Overseas Development Institute in London, earned a doctorate in international relations from the London School of Economics.

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